The decision to move the Trade Fair to Durban was made by the Advisory Council of IATF2021
at its 10th meeting held virtually on 25 May 2021. This decision was arrived at after formal
consultations with the Government of Rwanda, who indicated that logistical constraints
related to the COVID-19 pandemic had adversely affected the progress of construction of a
new facility to host the event.

Press Release – Durban Announced as the New Host of Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2021)